This volume documents Fernando Ortega’s photographs of a boat taxi operating between two Mexican villages, on which the ferryman plays his CD collection. Because the trip lasts only a minute, the music is always interrupted, so Ortega asked Brian Eno to compose music for this ride. Eno’s music is not included here.
Published by Turner. Text by Jens Hoffmann, Michel Blancsubé.
In his multidisciplinary works, Mexican artist Fernando Ortega plays with everyday perception--the negligible sights and sounds around us. In "Piano Recital" (2008), for instance, Ortega asked a motorcycle mechanic to tune a piano, on which pieces by Chopin were then played. Featured here are recent works and essays by curators Jens Hoffmann and Michel Blancsubé.